Author Topic: Light Gray Not Radar so I Missed It  (Read 1799 times)

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Light Gray Not Radar so I Missed It
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2014, 07:06:30 PM »
I see I am outnumbered here, but I agree to disagree. Meaning 'uncommon' is used as a relative term. Somebody could think (bad example) a 1981 ITT 500 was uncommon, because it's relative to their opinion.

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Offline LM Ericsson

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Re: Light Gray Not Radar so I Missed It
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2014, 08:29:24 PM »
I am not sure if most of you all know this , but this was my listing on eBay. I was not sure how to describe the phone so I put rare, in the title of the listing. To me, a light gray model 500 is rare to me, but may be different to someone else. On the other hand, Med. Blue, Oxford, Mahogany or others I forgot to mention, are extremely rare to me.
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Offline TelePlay

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Re: Light Gray Not Radar so I Missed It
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2014, 09:45:43 PM »
. . .  'uncommon' is used as a relative term.

Actually, "uncommon" is a synonym for "rare" and "rare" is a synonym for "uncommon."

The adverb "extremely" could be put in front of either to modify the adjective, "rare" or "uncommon" to make it mean "much more" rare or uncommon.